PRODUCING with PASSION:
Making Films That Change the World
About the Book
PRODUCING with PASSION is about applying your entire being to making a difference with your life and your life's work. It's about building a community where people collaborate and share resources to turn a vision into reality. A team of individuals who share a common vision, working together, can create media miracles.
A documentary film that reflects your true passion can have a lasting impact on the world, inspiring real social change. PRODUCING with PASSION offers a step-by-step guide for creating such a film. Learn from the authors' 30 years of documentary filmmaking experience how to:
- Locate a truly original vision already living inside you
- Create a blueprint for your film
- Focus your intention throughout all phases of production
- Attract funding, an experienced crew, and a support network
- Interview and shoot scenes that will engage viewers
- Edit footage to weave together a compelling story
- Know when and how to finish your film
- Distribute and market your final product
Fadiman and Levelle are attuned to personal, financial, and technical challenges that arise for any artist driven by authentic passion. As a result, they are able to offer insightful suggestions on how to remain true to your vision while attracting and managing the talent and resources you'll need to make a film that makes a difference.
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Chapter 1: TRUSTING YOUR INSTINCTS pdf
"A film that reflects your true passion can have an impact for generations. This book gives you the tools to envision, produce, and finish such a film. As a documentary filmmaker, you have the means to open people's eyes and bring them into another world."
So begins one of the most inspiring and informative books ever written about making films that have an impact on the world...an essential read for the serious documentarist.
Film Festival Today
"Progressive, and yet strategic... reading this book is equal to a Masters Degree in Communications."
PETER COYOTE, Actor/Author
Emmy Award–winning narrator
"Indispensable to those interested in documenting their own era or engaging with their own times."
Professor of Critical Studies,
USC School of Cinematic Arts
"THE handbook for anyone setting out to make social change media."
Guide to Documentary Film Distribution
Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
"Regardless of your budget, this book will guide you through the process of bringing your vision to life."
KARI ANN MORGAN